Acclaimed Neoclassical Piano Prodigy BLKBOK Brings the Magic With New 'Angels Watching Over Me' Mixtape available Oct 29

Acclaimed Neoclassical Piano Prodigy BLKBOK Gifts The Holiday Spirit Early With First Single ‘All Night, All Day,’ from upcoming Mixtape ‘Angels Watching Over Me’ with Renowned Opera Singer Lawrence Brownlee.

Acclaimed Neoclassical Piano Prodigy BLKBOK and Renowned Opera Singer Lawrence Brownlee at BLKBOK’s sold out show in NYC. (Photo: Annie Balliro)

BLKBOK’s Critically-acclaimed Debut Album BLACK BOOK is available everywhere.

BLKBOK Gifts The Holiday Spirit Early With First Single ‘All Night, All Day,’ The First Of The Mixtape’s Duets With Renowned Opera Singer Lawrence Brownlee

I am overwhelmed with joy to share these songs with fans of both myself and Lawrence (Brownlee). I only pray that this body of work will be a healing gift to all for the season of love and hope.””

— BLKBOK

NEW YORK, NY, US, September 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Acclaimed Neo-classical Piano Prodigy BLKBOK Brings The Magic With New Angels Watching Over Me Mixtape, To Be Released October 29
BLKBOK Gifts The Holiday Spirit Early With First Single ‘All Night, All Day,’ The First Of The Mixtape’s Duets With Renowned Opera Singer Lawrence Brownlee
The Musical Laureate Continues his Select Tour Dates through 2021

LISTEN HERE TO “ALL NIGHT, ALL DAY”

“Bravo, Bravo! That was brilliant! Incredible talent!” ~ Mike Muse, SiriusXM Urbanview

“His music is taking the country and world by storm…[he’ll] be around for a while!” ~ Tavis Smiley, KBLA RADIO

New York, NY – (September 30, 2021) – Today, acclaimed neo-classical pianist BLKBOK announces a new holiday duet mixtape with renowned opera tenor Lawrence Brownlee, 'Angels Watching Over Me'. In anticipation of the future holiday must-have, the first single from the mixtape was unveiled to platforms today,“All Night, All Day '', and released through icons+giants and ADA Worldwide. Brownlee’s captivating and emotionally-charged vocals bring new and enthralling spins on some key holiday classics in the upcoming collection of intimate piano and vocal performances, recorded at New York City’s Dubbway studio, produced by Grammy-winner Billy Mann to be released everywhere on October 29, 2021.

Having already gained “notice for his unusual and beautiful approach to classical music,” as noted by Tavis Smiley on KBLA Radio, BLKBOK maintains this unique and trojan horse-like approach to the genre within Angels Watching Over Me, by stepping up his voice for activism and diversity in the industry with a sonically-rewarding body of work – in true partnership with Brownlee, the genre’s original force for the cause of diversity.

“It has been a gift and a pleasure working on this collection with the incomparable Lawrence Brownlee,” shares BLKBOK. “He brings brilliance, class, and a voice like none other to our interpretations of holiday season classics. I am overwhelmed with excitement to share these songs with new and existing fans of both myself and Lawrence, I only pray that this body of work will be a healing gift to all for the season of love and hope.” Having grown up in inner-city Detroit, obsessed with hip-hop music and culture, even referring to this collection as a “mixtape,” similar to his mixtape CVRART, all reflects his commitment to bringing alternative music and voices to the black community.

The new mixtape was born following the phenomenal chemistry audiences saw onstage during a recent emotional and rousing duet at a sold-out performance at New York City’s Rockwood Music Hall this past summer, with the famed opera singer. The duet kicked off the start of the Detroit native’s national tour, who recently returned to the Motor City for the sold-out “Peace for the Soul” event hosted by Ann Delisi of WDET (Detroit), who shared “It was an honor for WDET to collaborate with this extraordinary artist as he returned home with his message of peace, tolerance and love." This followed his own “Artist Spotlight” in the Detroit News, for his opening moment ahead of Damien Escobar at the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre. He escorted audiences on a journey through his dexterous arrangements and melodic scores off his recent hit album, Black Book, “a virtuosic, but not over-ripe or indulgent” project that brought “you into his head and his heart with precision and bold articulation,” as proclaimed by Atwood Magazine.

In pairing with Brownlee on Angels Watching Over Me, BLKBOK’s further exudes his “superpower: Telling his unique story and constructing a bridge between worlds in the process.” You won’t want to miss BLKBOK’s upcoming live performances, including his SoFar Sounds: Living Set airing on November 5, 2021 and even more to be announced soon:
October 2 Phoenix, AZ (MIM) The Musical Instrument Museum (http://mim.org/events/blkbok/)
November 13 Titusville, FL Astronaut Hall of Fame Gala , Kennedy Space Center (https://astronautscholarship.org/ahof.html)

BLKBOK is no stranger to the industry grind, having hit the road throughout his career with Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato, Timbaland, Cirque Du Soleil, John Mayer and more, as their piano player on the road. All the while, BLKBOK was composing scores of unfinished piano segments, collecting digital dust on a hard drive as the tour and travel life continued and, like all of us, then 2020 hit. And now, the accomplished musical auteur continues to step into focus, with himself and his body of work as the main subject.

To learn more about his story watch I AM BLKBOK .

About BLKBOK
Born and raised in Detroit’s inner-city, BLKBOK (born Charles Wilson III), grew up in a music-filled house. By the time he was 8, BLKBOK was an acclaimed piano prodigy, winning statewide accolades and college-level competitions. When it came to music, most of the kids he grew up with pursued hip-hop, adopting hip-hop monikers on trend with their time. However, it’s no coincidence that Charles chose the name BLKBOK, which echoes that of one of the greatest pianists and composers of all time. The tag is also an apt reflection of the elements that have contributed to the artist’s identity and symbolizes his colorful journey from pop and hip-hop culture to his present-day neo-classical debut album. BLKBOK was inspired to create his critically acclaimed, debut album Black Book as a tribute to the movie Green Book and the courageous story of Pianist/Composer Don Shirley, who’s trailblazing spirit helped pave the way for black classical pianists to this day. Black Book is a 12-track body of work that includes a vocal collaboration titled ‘My Life,’ featuring Renée Elise Goldsberry, a Grammy and Tony award-winner for her role in the Broadway musical Hamilton. The rest is a collection of poignant and thought-provoking scores from ‘Michelle’s First Day at The White House’ to ‘George Floyd & The Struggle For Equality,’ ‘Cookie Waltz’ and ‘November 7, 2020’. A collaboration with award-winning poet Lauren Delapenha, provides an added creative dimension to the project. Black Book was recorded at Red Bull Studios in New York City.

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All-New 2022 Edition of Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide Now Available

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Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2022

Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles 2022 Price Guide, the most complete and best-illustrated antiques and collectibles price guide, has just hit book stands.

We know you’ll enjoy our new price book. It’s filled with loads of information you can’t afford to be without. We’ve spent years building our research library, and work daily to keep prices updated.”

— Terry Kovel

CLEVELAND, OHIO, US, September 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The 54th edition of the perennially popular Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide by Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel is now available online at Kovels.com and at booksellers nationwide. With more tips, more marks, and more prices than any other price guide on the market, Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2022 gives antiques enthusiasts the information they need to quickly identify and price finds, and to buy and sell more confidently.

For more than five decades, casual and expert collectors have turned to the Kovels, the most trusted name in the industry, for their knowledge and research. The just-released 2022 price guide includes more than 3,000 photos; 500 makers’ marks, logos, and dates; and 12,500 all-new prices of antiques and collectibles in more than 700 categories sought-after by collectors, including Advertising, Furniture, Glass, Jewelry, Kitchen, Porcelain, Tiffany, Toys, Sewing, Tools, and more. Prices are from actual sales—no estimates—and are reviewed for accuracy.

Best of all, there’s an entirely new center section in Kovels’ 2022 book — “Collecting Trends: Twentieth-Century American Studio Jewelry” — showcasing designers of the new, bold, and modern “jewelry as art” that emerged in the late 1940s and ’50s. Also included is an exclusive report on the past year’s record-setting prices, as well as insider information, comments on trends and pricing patterns, hundreds of expert tips, and fakes alerts. All of this enables collectors to buy, sell, and collect with confidence.

Here is a peek at some of the fascinating listings in Kovels’ 2022 price guide: The most expensive item is a 7-gallon stoneware water cooler made in 1846 and decorated with Broadway street scene in cobalt blue that auctioned for $480,000. The least expensive entries, at $2 each, are a 1980s plastic figural Spider-Man bookmark and a Royal China “Country Charm” saucer. The largest item in the book is an early 20th century Flemish style tapestry picturing the Battle of Pavia. It is just over 17 by 9 feet and sold for $4,720. And there are a few listings that measure 1/2 inch — a set of Trianon 18-karat-gold cuff links with gemstones that sold for $610, a lot of five agate and Dzi bead buttons from c.1800 that sold together for $1,088, a pair of 18-karat-gold earrings with citrine stones that brought $480, and a pair of Victorian gold tone buttons with an eagle that went for $3.

Antiques collectors have turned to the Kovels for their outstanding annual price guide ever since the first guide appeared in 1968. Since then, collecting has become more popular and collectors have become savvier and better informed. With a nationally syndicated newspaper column, newsletter, past TV series and a popular website, Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel are, without a doubt, America’s leading popular authorities on antiques and collectibles. Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2022 is a valuable resource to help collectors make wise decisions and save money. Available now at Kovels.com and local bookstores.

About the Authors:
Terry Kovel has been a lifelong collector and expert and has written more than 100 books on antiques and collectibles. She writes a nationally syndicated newspaper column, a subscription newsletter, and a weekly e-newsletter. Terry lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

Kim Kovel, daughter of Terry and Ralph Kovel, caught the collecting bug as a child, growing up in a house filled with antiques and traveling regularly to antique shows and flea markets all over the country. Kim lives in Florida in a 1950s house.

About Kovels.com
Kovels.com, created by Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel, provides collectors and researchers with up-to-date and accurate information on antiques and collectibles. The company was founded in 1953 by Terry Kovel and her late husband, Ralph. Since then, Kovels’ Antiques has written some of America’s most popular books and articles about collecting, including the best-selling Kovels’ Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide, now in its 54th edition. The website, Kovels.com, online since 1998, offers more than 1 million prices. It gives readers a bird’s-eye view of the market through latest news, auction reports, a marks dictionary, antiques & collectibles identification guides covering items from 1750 to 2000, advice on downsizing and settling an estate, a directory of appraisers, auctions, clubs, and publications, the digital edition of Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles monthly newsletter plus 47 years of archives, readers’ questions and answers, and much more. Kovels also sends a free weekly email, Kovels Komments.

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L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers and Illustrators of the Future is Now Available in South Africa

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 36 is now available in South Africa

“L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 36,” is available in South Africa thanks to a partnership between Galaxy Press and Willow Trading SA.

Writers of the Future is a chance to dine amongst industry giants. I could not recommend entering this competition more.”

— Stephen Spinas, Illustrators of the Future winner from Cape Town

JOHANNESBERG, GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA, September 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The international best-selling series, “L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future,” is now available in South Africa thanks to a newly established partnership between Galaxy Press and Willow Trading SA, including Volume 36 now in stores.

The L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests were created in 1983 and have left an indelible mark on the fields of science fiction and fantasy. With nearly four decades of developing new professional writers and cultivating new professional illustrators, the impact that the two Contests have had on the field is best summed up by The Midwest Book Review calling Writers of the Future “the gold standard of emerging talent into the field of science fiction fantasy that has contributed more to the genre than any other source.”

With Contest entrants from over 175 countries and winners from over 50, South Africa is in the ranks of countries contributing to that gold standard of emerging talent. Illustrators of the Future winner Stephen Spinas from Cape Town (www.artstation.com/artofscs) will be published in the upcoming L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 37, releasing November 2. When asked about what the Contest meant to him, Spinas stated, “Writers of the Future is a chance to dine amongst industry giants. I could not recommend entering this competition more. The opportunity to be involved with long-time industry professionals is something any aspiring artist or writer should not pass on.”

In addition to the Contests, the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Podcast (www.writersofthefuture.com/podcast) is now in its third year with interviews on some of the biggest names of science fiction and fantasy writing and illustration, including the podcast interview with international bestselling Nigerian-American author and Writers of the Future judge Nnedimma Nkemdili “Nnedi” Okorafor. Listen at https://bit.ly/NnediPodcast

The L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Online Workshop (www.writersofthefuture.com/writing-workshop) is a free workshop created to provide valuable tools for a writer of any skill. Designed as an intermediate-level writing course, people of all levels have found this workshop helpful with the story structure, character development, the formulation of story ideas, and the business of writing.

The award-winning Writers of the Future Forum (www.writersofthefuture.com/forum) provides a place for aspiring writers to go to meet up with like-minded authors, providing a safe place to discuss and share ideas, get help, and make friends.

The Writers of the Future Writing Contest, now in its 38th year, was initiated by L. Ron Hubbard to provide “a means for new and budding writers to have a chance for their creative efforts to be seen and acknowledged.” Based on its success, its sister contest, Illustrators of the Future, was created five years later to provide that same opportunity for aspiring artists.

The over 500 past winners and published finalists of the Writing Contest have published over 1,800 novels and nearly 6,200 short stories. In addition, they have produced 33 New York Times bestsellers, and their works have sold over 60 million copies.

The 370 past winners of the Illustrating Contest have produced over 6,000 illustrations, 360 comic books, graced 624 books and albums with their art, and visually contributed to 68 TV shows and 40 major movies.

For more information about L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers and Illustrators of the Future and its various programs, visit www.writersofthefuture.com. For more information about Willow Trading SA or ordering Writers of the Future books, visit https://www.facebook.com/WillowTradingSA or email info@willowtradingsa.co.za.

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LA ROSA CHICKEN & GRILL RESPONSE TO ALLEGATIONS AGAINST FRANCHISEE OWNER

La Rosa Chicken & Grill

Recent allegations against Michael Esposito have raised significant and overwhelming concerns throughout our entire team.

The alleged actions, if true, violate the most fundamental standards that our entire organization adheres to and honors.”

— Vincenzo Pugliese

MANALAPAN, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, September 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Contact Information:
La Rosa Holdings, LLC
300 Craig Road, Suite 201
Manalapan, NJ 07726
Email: vikram@larosagrill.com

La Rosa Holdings, LLC, Franchisor of the La Rosa Chicken & Grill franchise system is undertaking a legal evaluation in response to recent reports of alleged actions of Michael Esposito, a La Rosa franchisee owner.

La Rosa Chicken & Grill is a staple New Jersey and New York restaurant that for over 20 years has provided families with healthy freshly prepared foods. Many La Rosa locations are company owned, managed and operated by La Rosa’s founder and original team members that have maintained the highest standards for the menu items prepared and served daily at La Rosa Restaurants. La Rosa recently began offering franchises, with some franchise locations now located in New York and New Jersey. Each franchise location conforms to La Rosa’s strict quality, food preparation, and freshness standards.

In response to recent allegations against Michael Esposito, La Rosa Holdings, LLC founder and President, Vincenzo Pugliese has initiated a legal evaluation, and provides the following statement:

"For over 20 years our team has built La Rosa Chicken & Grill into a trusted local family restaurant for wholesome good food. Whether its families on the run after a baseball game, or moms and dads looking for a break from cooking, La Rosa Chicken & Grill has become a part of many families. Recent allegations against Michael Esposito have raised significant and overwhelming concern throughout our entire team. The alleged actions, if true, violate the most fundamental standards that our entire organization adheres to and honors.

La Rosa Holdings, LLC has engaged its legal counsel to evaluate the recent allegations relative to our franchise system. As we undertake this evaluation we also ask that the media and our valued customers to know and understand that all of our locations, aside from two, are owned and operated by our dedicated corporate team and our hard working franchisee operators. Many of them are family owned businesses and we ask that you please take note that they do not have any connection with Mr. Esposito."

We take this matter extremely seriously and are evaluating all steps and actions.

Vikram Acharya – Brand Manager
La Rosa Chicken and Grill
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AME Awards Announces 2021 Award Winners: AMVBBDO’s Wombstories Earns AME Best of Show & Platinum – Europe

Regional Platinum Awards go to UAE Government Media Office/MullenLowe MENA McCann Lima, Special Group NZ, Starcom USA; BBDO Germany Honored with AME Green Award

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, September 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — New York Festivals® AME Awards®, world-wide since 1994, announced the 2021 award-winners.

The international AME Awards Grand Jury awarded the following: AME Best of Show (Grand Award), 5 Regional Platinum Awards, 1 Green Award, 28 Gold, 37 Silver, 23 Bronze, and 33 Finalist Certificate Awards for generating stellar creative and tangible results for their brand.

Europe

AMVBBDO’s “Wombstories” for client Libresse was honored with the prestigious 2021 AME Best of Show (Grand Award) and the AME Regional Platinum – Europe. “Wombstories” also earned 3 Gold Awards.

The powerfully effective campaign celebrating womanhood takes the viewer to where no other brand has gone before, in the womb. The 3-minute film weaves together multiple story lines about the culture of shame and silence that surrounds women’s intimate experiences and inspired women to share their own stories while building up market share across the world. Results include over 100 million views spread to 132 countries. In the UK, “Wombstories” achieved #1 share of social voice, a 200% increase in followers and trended online and built market share across the world – 8.1% (UK), 14.1% (Russia; highest share ever), 9.9% (Denmark). The campaign helped to raise €7,000 in France for contraception projects, and £9,000 for Endometriosis UK.

“We’re tremendously proud to have been awarded Best of Show and AME Platinum – Europe at the Advertising Marketing Effectiveness awards. To have achieved these accolades for Bodyform/Libresse in two consecutive years makes it doubly gratifying. We place the highest value in making work that works so being recognised by the AME awards – amongst a hotly contested field and judged by some of the sharpest minds in our industry – is a brilliant endorsement of our approach to creating brave and effective work for our clients.” –Tom White, Chief Strategy Officer, AMVBBDO & David Edwards, Chief Customer Officer, AMVBBDO

Four international agencies were recognized with 2021 AME Regional Platinum Awards.

Asia Pacific

Special Group New Zealand was honored with the Regional Platinum Award – Asia Pacific for “Meddle in the New Zealand Election” for client Every Kiwi Vote Counts. The agency also earned 2 Gold for "Meddle in the New Zealand Election" and a Gold for “Good Morning World” (Tourism New Zealand).

Special Group’s Platinum winning campaign used powerful strategic insights to mobilize overseas New Zealanders to vote in New Zealand’s 2020 national election. The winning strategy overcame the barrier of overseas Kiwis believing their votes didn’t matter. The campaign utilized Russian spokesperson “Viktor” to encourage overseas Kiwis to vote by Infiltrating their social networks and news feeds. The social led campaign reached 1 in 2.5 overseas Kiwis in just 18 days. Results— Over 80 million earned global impressions, an ROI of 9.67:1 driving voter engagement and turnout. The highest turnout on record, with a 42% increase in overseas residents voting. The click thru to the NZ voting site from everykiwivotecounts.nz represented 67% of the additional overseas resident votes.

“I’m so thrilled to be recognised by our peers around the world. To win a platinum for APAC at the AME is a true honour. Thank you to our amazing client who strove for greatness. And congratulations to all of the winners on their success.” –Rory Gallery, Chief Strategy Officer, Special Group New Zealand

"It is an honour to have The Meddler recognized by the AME in celebrating brave and effective campaigns. Never more so than when that effectiveness is for impact on democracy and culture. There has never been a more crucial time for creative problem solving. Heartfelt thanks to my fearless partners in Meddling, Special New Zealand. And I challenge you all to make good trouble in 2022." –Tracey Lee, Initiator/Strategic Lead, Every Kiwi Vote Counts

Latin America

McCann Lima’s “If you're outdoors, you need to protect yourself” was honored with the Regional Platinum Award – Latin America for their client League Against Cancer. The agency also earned a Gold for “If you're outdoors, you need to protect yourself”, and 2 Gold Awards for their campaigns “Delivery to Burger King” and “The most famous griller in Peru” (Burger King).

McCann Lima’s results-driven winning entry reminded residents of Lima the importance of wearing sunscreen. As skin cancer diagnoses continued to climb in Lima, the agency negotiated with 55 brands with outdoor billboards and convinced every single brand to agree to put sunscreen on the most viewed and expensive billboards in Peru located on the South Pan-American Highway, leading to the most visited beaches. The agency convinced prominent brands Coke, Pepsi, Nike, and Adidas. All total 55 big brands in total joined the cause and gave space on those billboards for the entire summer to draw attention to the League Against Cancer’s message. Impressive results include 100 km of highway lined with the brand’s message worth $12 M in outdoor advertising and $7.8 M earned media, plus thousands of people sharing photos of their “sun-screened faces on social media.

“For our office it is a great honor to receive this important award which puts us in the world showcase. This campaign is really special for us, because in it we managed to unite more than 50 brands, which agreed to collaborate with the League Against Cancer to bring a health message to Peruvians. An example that when big brands come together, they can have a great impact on society” –Christian Caldwell, Chief Creative Officer, McCann Lima

To view the entire 2021 AME Awards winner’s showcase, visit: https://www.ameawards.com/

Middle East & Africa

The UAE Government Media Office & MullenLowe MENA scored the Regional Platinum Award – Middle East & Africa for “Double Moon” for the UAE Government Media Office. Additional recognition for UAE Government Media Office & MullenLowe MENA includes 2 Gold Awards for “Double Moon” and an additional Gold for “The World’s Tallest Donation Box” (The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives).

When the UAE sent a probe to Mars, the government wanted to make sure everyone was watching this epic event. UAE Government Media Office & MullenLowe MENA’s campaign used super-realistic sky mapping projection technology and projected two exact replicas of the Mars moons onto the sky to make UAE residents feel as if they were in space. Within hours of the projection videos flooded the internet and the media covered the phenomenon. An announcement revealed the truth and invited everyone to tune into the live stream and watch the UAE arrive on the Red Planet.

Impressive results—The Hope Probe’s Arrival on YouTube was the most-watched live stream ever in the UAE. The activation reached more than 82 million people, equivalent to more than 8 times the entire population of the UAE. With a single stunt executed over 5 days in just one location, the campaign achieved over USD 8.2 million in earned media, and more than 380 broadcast networks in over 50 countries covered the story.

“For our first participation at the AME Awards to be recompensed with a Regional Platinum Award for the Middle East and Africa, as well as a Gold, is truly amazing. It may not be as big a journey as the Hope probe’s mission to Mars this entry relates to or the 50 years of the UAE it marks, but it is still a giant step for us. A global recognition for our strategic thinking, creative excellence, and effectiveness is a massive encouragement to keep pushing the boundaries and aim higher still. We broke new ground on Earth and in space, we’re certainly not stopping here.”—Khaled AlShehhi, Executive Director of Digital, UAE Government Media Office Communication

“The stars from New York are shinning on us brightly this year. Having won the New York Festivals Regional Agency of the year 2021 and now the AME Platinum Award for the Middle East and Africa. Wow. A huge congratulations to my talented bunch of creative cohorts and our amazing planners/account peeps @MullenLowe MENA who dream big every day. Plus, a galactic sized thank you to the best client in the world who pushed us to dream even bigger. Finally, a humble thank you to all the judges for giving up their precious time. What else can I say other than that we are all feeling over the moon today ;)” –Paul Banham, Regional Executive Creative Director, MullenLowe MENA

North America

Starcom’s “Trapped in Advertising” for client Pringles earned the Regional Platinum – North America. The agency was also honored with two additional Gold Awards for “Trapped in Advertising” and a Gold for “#danceAwesome” (Samsung Galaxy A Series phone).

The award-winning campaign “Trapped in Advertising” trapped two of the world’s most popular comedy characters Rick & Morty, in a Pringles TV commercial to entice young viewers during Super Bowl. Together Rick & Morty and Pringles leveraged the power of the multiverse to breach the boundaries of traditional advertising and sponsorship.

Results— On Super Bowl Sunday, eCommerce sales grew +52%, a massive increase compared to the +23% seen the year prior. The co-branded Pringles “Pickle Rick” flavor saw overwhelming demand, becoming the #3 trending item on eBay. The Pringles partnership with Rick & Morty achieved more than 1.2 billion impressions, far exceeding the previous two Pringles Super Bowl campaigns. Pringles made several “best of” lists coming out of the big game—with the spot named the #1 liked Super Bowl campaign on YouTube. Pringles’ household penetration grew by $1.4 Million. And overall, Pringles grew +13% in GSV (gross sales volume) in 2020, a record for the brand.

“We’ve seen the power of incorporating content upstream and strategically to solve key business needs, and are thrilled to be recognized with the prestigious AME Platinum Award. A big shout out to our Kellogg’s Pringles clients, Adult Swim and Grey for their collaboration and partnership.” –Jonathan Goorvich, VP Director Content Partnerships, Starcom

AME Green Award

BBDO Germany earned the prestigious AME Green Award for “Eurythenes plasticus” for client WWF Germany.

Green Award winning “Eurythenes plasticus” is an innovative cross-platform environmental activism campaign that got the world talking and taking action in the form of a petition calling for a legally binding UN agreement to put an end to marine plastic pollution. The agency combined various ad formats to drive action and used permanent museum exhibition partnerships to provide an educational experience to persuade people to support the cause. To highlight that the ocean plastic problem, a new deep-sea species was named after the plastic found inside its body – Eurythenes plasticus.

Results include 120K Petition signatures, €12 million in earned media value and thanks to the social conversation, over 93 counties discussed plasticus online. The permanent museum exhibitions have had over 410,000 combined visitors to date and new partnerships requests continue to be supported. Eurythenes plasticus received a Guinness World Record as the first new species contaminated by plastic.

The results of the Grand Jury are parsed in an annual rankings brief, The AME Report, a creative ranking system based on overall points earned for winning entries and provides an account of the highest-ranking agencies and brands within this year’s competition.

To view the entire 2021 AME Awards winner’s showcase, visit: https://www.ameawards.com/

About the AME Awards® for Advertising & Marketing Effectiveness™: Founded in 1994, the AME Awards honors international work that demonstrates ground-breaking solutions to challenging marketing problems. To earn a coveted AME® Award, an entry must exhibit specific marketing goals and objectives accomplished through creative execution and strategic planning. Entries are judged by an international panel of top interactive and multidisciplinary marketers, media planners, strategy directors, social media experts, and creative directors.

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Life Guard Imaging/ Saving Lives Through Early Detection

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Complimentary Heart and Chest Scan in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Like with every form of cancer, early detection is what it is all about. I urge everyone to learn the facts about this condition. It can be prevented with testing, and it can be beaten if caught early”

— Rod Stewart

TAMPA, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, September 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — SAVING LIVES THROUGH EARLY DETECTION

Tampa, FL, 9/30/2021- According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US. Every 36 seconds someone will die from cardiovascular disease. More than two hundred and thirty thousand people will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year. Many of these diseases can be caught early, giving the person a chance to survive. Using our computed tomography scans with low dose radiation exposure we offer preventative body scans for our patients. The images are sent to our Board-Certified Medical Doctor of Radiology who will evaluate them for hundreds of different varietal forms of cancer. These results, along with the calcium score we provide, are saving lives every day.

At Life Guard Imaging, it’s all about early detection. The sooner a patient gets our body scan, the better our chances of capturing something early. Our patients scan annually and if anything changes, they’ll know and can take the steps necessary to treat the disease. We provide peace of mind – the peace of mind that only comes through early detection. Since arriving in Tampa, the interest in our life-saving measures has been astounding. More and more people are realizing the importance of taking their health into their own hands. By being proactive they’re finding out about diseases that have been silently developing within their body long before the first symptoms occur.

Our mission at Life Guard Imaging is to help save as many lives as possible while helping our patients look towards a proactive future for their health initiatives. We are located at 3001 N Rocky Point Dr. E Suite 185, Tampa, FL 33607.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, for the month of October 2021 Life Guard Imaging will be offering complimentary Heart and Chest Scans.

LIMITED NUMBER OF APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE FOR THESE COMPLIMENTARY SCANS.

If you would like more information about what we provide to our patients, call us today at (813) 524-1010 or email desiree@lifeguardimaging.com.

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Charity Golf Tournament raises $45k for pediatric skilled nursing facility

On Tuesday, September 28, Exceptional Care for Children held its 7th Sheldon Scramble Charity Golf Tournament at Deerfield Golf Club in Newark, DE.

NEWARK, DELAWARE, UNITED STATES, September 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Tuesday, September 28, Exceptional Care for Children held its 7th Sheldon Scramble Charity Golf Tournament at Deerfield Golf Club in Newark, DE. Over 100 golfers competed despite rainy conditions, raising over $45,000 for its pediatric residents.

The event was a success thanks to major corporate sponsors PharMerica, ABHA Architects, Wawa, Keen Compressed Gas Co., and Young Conaway.

“It was another incredibly successful fundraiser in Delaware,” said John L. White, Executive Director of Exceptional Care for Children. “With this community, it’s 100 percent about raising money for the children at ECC, and we all have a great time doing it, even when it’s raining.”

Throughout the day there was an array of on-course challenges like Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, Hole in One Putting Contest, Golf Ball Drop, and a Cornhole Contest.

“We set a lofty fundraising goal, but we hit the mark, and that’s amazing,” said Kyle Conner, Director of Development. “Over the years, this tournament has grown into something special to look forward to in Delaware in the early fall.”

Mike Josephick, the Executive Chef at Deerfield Golf Club, served a special dinner after the golf tournament, and an awards ceremony ensued.

About Exceptional Care for Children

Exceptional Care for Children improves the lives of medically-fragile children and their families through skilled nursing, transitional services, and palliative care. We are a haven for healing fragile bodies when improvement is possible, and a refuge for nurturing vulnerable spirits when a cure is unattainable. For more information, visit https://exceptionalcare.org/.

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Boise State Football and Microbe Formulas Kick Off Another Week of Giveaways

Microbe Formulas: Meridian, Idaho

Meridian Health Company Partners with Boise State Football to Generate Community Awareness

I cannot wait to continue working with BSU to capitalize on our shared visions of making the local community our top priority. This is only the beginning.”

— Jessie Simonson

MERIDIAN, ID, UNITED STATES, September 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Boise State students, alumni, employees, and fans will gather to celebrate the Homecoming game this Saturday, October 2nd at 1:30 pm MST. Homecoming festivities include a parade, reunions, and, of course, a game day on the blue against the Nevada Wolf Pack.

While thousands of fans fill the Ford Fan Zone area for the third home game of the season, Microbe Formulas team members will be onsite promoting their mission to the local community. At the Microbe booth, they will be giving away swag, including 200 BSU branded t-shirts, as well as product vouchers and company information.

“There is no denying that Microbe Formulas and Boise State Athletics have built a powerhouse partnership,” says Jessie Simonson, Microbe Formulas Social Media Manager and former BSU graduate. “I cannot wait to continue working with BSU to capitalize on our shared visions of making the local community our top priority. This is only the beginning.”

Those who stop by the booth (located in the Hall of Fame Plaza) will have the opportunity to enter into a monthly giveaway put on by Microbe Formulas and Boise State, now through March 1st, 2022. The lucky winners may receive Boise State football game tickets, Boise State swag, gift certificates, Microbe product vouchers, and so much more.

Rachel Cook, Junior Graphic Designer for Microbe Formulas and recent BSU graduate, shares, “I am so pumped to be out in the Fan Zone area at the game this Saturday. Being a Boise State alumni, there is nothing better than sharing my passion for Microbe’s products, while being surrounded by fans who love Boise State football.”

Join Microbe Formulas in the Ford Fan Zone area October 2nd at 10:30 am MST.

About Microbe Formulas: Microbe Formulas is a wellness company that believes a “healthy microbiome is a healthy you.” This starts with opening drainage pathways, supporting energy at the mitochondrial level, and detoxing unwanted substances. Their core values are front and center in the company mission: “Creating solutions that work is what we do. Restoring hope and health is who we are.”

For additional information, please contact Caylie Shelton, Public Relations Manager for Microbe Formulas, at caylie.shelton@microbeformulas.com.

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Reggae Icons CHRISTAFARI Bringing Hope To All 50 States This Year

CHRISTAFARI

When the global pandemic curbed their normal international touring, the band stepped out in faith with a focus on bringing our nation back under God.

We’ve never toured this heavy, ever, in the history of the band.”

— Mark Mohr

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, September 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Chart-topping Reggae pioneers CHRISTAFARI has toured full time for over three decades, taking their Gospel-infused world music to 25-30 nations on 5 continents annually. But everything changed with COVID-19 travel limitations. So at the beginning of 2021, the group felt the Lord calling them to tour the nation that needs it the most — the United States of America — with the goal of bringing the hope of Christ to all 50 states within one year. They will wrap their tour in February, 12 months after first hitting the road, having performed over 300 dates in all 50 states plus Washington, D.C.

“We knew that God was calling us with a sense of urgency to bring hope to our nation, so we left California and decided to drive by faith with only 4 shows confirmed,” said CHRISTAFARI founder Mark Mohr. “We trusted in Jehovah Jireh with a brazen faith and He delivered every step of the way! We’ve never toured this heavy, ever, in the history of the band.”

Since its inception in 1989, CHRISTAFARI has ministered in over 85 nations, witnessing more than 700,000 people commit their lives to Christ. “Our goal as a ministry is to reach the lost at any cost,” says Mohr. This means holding free outdoor concerts, homeless outreaches, and ministering in drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers and churches of all ethnic and economic backgrounds. "At every single show, we make a clear call to salvation and we have already seen thousands of people in the U.S. alone raise their hands to give their lives to Christ!”

"Living on the road as full-time missionaries has made our band more than familiar with the call to be content daily,” says Mohr. "We have faced hurricanes, tornadoes, tropical storms, theft, tire blowouts, and so much more. Incessant touring means many team members are away from their families for extremely long periods of time, but it’s all worth it as we’ve seen God move in mighty ways both on the road and back at home. We’ve seen lives forever changed, and we’ve experienced His provision every single step of the way."

While in Alaska, the band filmed their latest music video, “Jireh” — the 100th music video of their career which is available on their official YouTube channel that receives 2 million views monthly and growing. “Jireh” is CHRISTAFARI's reggae cover of the mega-hit by Elevation Worship and Maverick City. The music video accumulated over 300,000 views the first week and it's climbing quickly.

“It’s like lightning in a bottle,” says Mohr. “Similar to our version of ‘Hosanna,' which now has 20 million views, it was a last-minute addition to the album and a gift that keeps on giving. The fact that it is our 100th official music video just makes this even sweeter!”

CHRISTAFARI released their latest studio album, "Under God" (Lion of Zion Entertainment), in June of 2021.

Watch CHRISTAFARI's “Jireh” music video: https://youtu.be/0ea3w9t7Xds

For more information on CHRISTAFARI, visit http://www.christafari.com/.

ABOUT CHRISTAFARI: The band was founded in Los Angeles, CA by Mark Mohr in 1989. Avion Blackman joined as vocalist and bassist in 2003 shortly after she met Mohr in her home country of Trinidad and Tobago. CHRISTAFARI continues to be a dominating force in world music, with six albums debuting at #1 on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart since 2012. After three decades, the Reggae pioneers are the all-time top-selling Gospel Reggae act worldwide. The legendary group has performed in all 50 states, over 85 nations, at two Olympic Games, and at a Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. The band has performed at most major Reggae and Gospel/CCM festivals with the top artists in the genres, and they’ve had the privilege of performing at many of the country’s most prestigious venues such as L.A.’s Greek Theater, Dodger Stadium, and the steps of the United States Capitol before a crowd of 500,000. The band has been featured on The 700 Club, CNN, MTV, MTV Brazil, ABC, TBN, JUCE TV, BET, TBS, and many more. Their music is even featured in the current curriculum taught at Carnegie Hall. The band's popular YouTube channel receives millions of views monthly and continues to grow.

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Donald Dirren Discusses How Hiking Can Improve Physical and Mental Health

Donald Dirren on How Hiking Can Improve Physical and Mental Health

PHOENIX, ARIZONA, UNITED STATES, September 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Exercise can improve mental and physical health in many ways. However, some types of exercise are even more beneficial than others. Avid hiker Donald Dirren recently explained that trail hiking is one extremely beneficial form of exercise. That's because it combines physical activity with the outdoors.

"Physically, hiking is a full-body workout," Donald Dirren said. "It works muscles and organs from head to toe."

Dirren explained that a few benefits of hiking including building stronger bones and muscles, improving balance, and improving heart health. Hiking regularly can also decrease your risk of many respiratory issues.

Another major advantage of hiking is that it's an adventurous activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Some may enjoy steep inclines and climbs while others take advantage of paved hiking paths. National parks offer some of the best trails in the country, which have been ranked according to difficulty.

"Hiking is as beneficial for mental health as it is for physical health," Donald Dirren said. "Time spent in nature has been proven to improve mood and overall mental health. It has also been linked to reduced anxiety and stress."

Donald Dirren stated that research done at Stanford University showed that time spent in the outdoors can also be linked to a lower risk of depression. Hiking is one way to enjoy the mental benefits of exercise and the outdoors at the same time.

Dirren added that hiking has been proven to improve relational help as well. It's a sport that can be enjoyed with your family, friends, and neighbors. Many cities have hiking groups available to those who are looking to enjoy the sport with others but may not know anyone interested just yet. Hiking can bring you closer to others by strengthening bonds and friendships.

"The best way to understand the benefits of hiking is to get out onto the trails and see for yourself," Donald Dirren concluded. "The experience of exercising while taking in the sights, sounds, and smells of nature can't be rivaled."

The United States is home to more than 400 different national parks. There are countless state and county parks adding to that number. Thousands of scenic hikes and unforgettable trails are waiting for you around the country, and some are probably even very close to home.

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